Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets News

This Week in Blue Jackets History: March 30-April 5

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

Every Wednesday, BlueJackets.com will highlight the best games and most memorable moments from the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets. This week we look back at the best from March 30-Arpil 5.

April 2, 2003 -Goaltender Marc Denis records 27 saves and a 3-0 shutout of the Minnesota Wild. For Denis, it was just one of his franchise-leading 12 shutouts.

April 3, 2004 -Rick Nash scores his 41st goal of the season on the final day of the regular calendar. Nash finishes tied with Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk and Calgary's Jarome Iginla for the NHL lead in goals. All three shared the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy. He becomes the youngest player to lead the league in goals at the end of a season. The Blue Jackets won the game versus Detroit 4-1 at Joe Louis Arena.

March 31-April 3, 2006 -The Columbus Blue Jackets close out a six-game win streak with three victories in this time frame. March 31 at St. Louis the club wins its fourth in a row in a 4-2 win in which Nash scores twice and Jason Chimera adds a goal. The next night, the Blue Jackets record a 5-2 win at Nationwide Arena versus the Chicago Blackhawks. Nikolai Zherdev and David Vyborny net goals for the CBJ. The sixth win was a 3-1 victory in Nashville on April 3, 2006 with the three goal scorers being: Nash, Chimera and Manny Malhotra. Goaltender Pascal Leclaire won two of the three games in this stretch (Mar. 31-Apr. 3).

April 5, 2007 -Nash tallies the game-winning goal against the Dallas Stars a season ago, at the 1:04 mark of overtime. Manny Malhotra scored with just 6:57 left in regulation to tie the game and force the extra frame. Goalie Fredrik Norrena out dueled Mike Smith by making 28 saves to Smith's 20 and captured the win.

View More